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William "Willie" Garson kept his sexuality secret to avoid the controversy of a heterosexual playing a ghey man on TV.

Garson died Tuesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Willie Garson played openly ghey Stanford Blatch, a beloved talent agent who was referred to as the "Fifth Lady" in HBO's Sex and the City.

Garson played his role so well that fans of the show assumed he was homosexual in real life.

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Blatch was besties with Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshow on the HBO series.

In the last two seasons of the show, his character, Blatch, was romantically linked with Broadway dancer Marcus Adente (Sean Palmer).

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In real life, Garson was involved in a longterm relationship with a woman who didn't want children. So he adopted a boy, Nathen, as a single father.

"He's an adult and soon to be taking care of me which is really why I got him to be honest," Garson said about Nathen, now 20. "He's lovely and a really special guy. He's wonderful and he's in college in Ohio."

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In an interview with Page Six last year Willie explained how he kept his sexuality a secret "for years" over fears his heterosexuality would be "offensive to gay people".

"For years I didn't talk about it because I found it to be offensive to gay people. People playing gay characters jumping up and down screaming that they're not gay, like that would somehow be a bad thing if they were."

He added:

"When the question would come up during the show I would say, 'When I was on White Collar no one ever asked me if I was a conman, and when I was on NYPD Blue, nobody ever asked me if I was a murderer.

"This is what we do for a living, portray people."

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Elliot Page, right, attended the 2021 Met Gala looking sharp in a men's tailored suit for the actor's appearance at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday night.

The 34-year-old Juno star, formerly Ellen Page, posed for photos with fellow actors Kit Harrington and Leslie Rose.

Elliot wore a classic Balenciaga tuxedo for the annual high society bash, which was themed "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

The outing marked Elliot's first red carpet appearance since coming out as female-to-male trans.

The men's tailored suit featured an oversized dinner jacket with padded shoulders and extra-long sleeves. The outfit was accessorized with a crisp white shirt with a thick silver button at the collar in place of a tie, oversized black sneakers and a green rose pinned next to the lapels.

The appearance was no doubt a monumental moment for the actor, who told Time magazine that wearing women's clothing was traumatic.

"Even though (I was) an actor, just putting on a T-shirt cut for a woman would make me so unwell."

The Met Gala comes ahead of the opening of the exhibition Part 2, In America: An Anthology of Fashion in the American Wing period rooms at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2022.

Question: What do you think of Elliot's cute suit?

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Actress Raven-Symoné, who is openly lesbian, said she had "no need" to make her "Raven's Home" character a lesbian.

The former child star of That's So Raven - which ran from 2003 to 2007 on the Disney Channel - reprised her role of Raven Baxter in the series that launched in 2017.

The reboot follows an adult Baxter and her best friend Chelsea Daniels, played by Anneliese van der Pol, as they move in together as divorced single mothers.

Raven-Symoné, 35, said she had conversations with Disney producers who asked whether she wanted her alter ego to reflect her lesbian lifestyle.

The sitcom star - who came out as a lesbian in 2013 - knows her audience and she knew that making her character a lesbian probably would not be well received.

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The Atlanta native, pictured with her mom and brother in 1996, insisted her decision wasn't because she wasn't "proud" of her sexuality. She said she didn't feel depicting the character as a lesbian would be a true reflection of who she was.

"There was a conversation before the series started and I was asked the question, 'Would you like Raven Baxter to be a lesbian?' And I said, no," she told the Pride podcast on Wednesday.

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Raven-Symoné said her audience was smart enough to separate her private life from her fictional character. Being a lesbian in real-life doesn't mean she should be typecast to play one on TV.

"The reason I said no wasn't because I wasn't proud of who I was, or I didn't want to represent the LGBTQ+ community in any way. It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter.

"There was no reason for me to change the human that she was in order to fit the actress that played her. And Raven Baxter is a character that I was proud to play, even if she is straight, cisgender, I don't mind. Let her have her moment."

The former "Cosby Show" star said she didn't mind her character missing out on male love interests in the show.

"She was divorced though, and I had no worries about saying, 'No boyfriends,'" she laughed.

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Alphonso David has been fired as the president of LGBT+ rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) after he refused to step down.

David stubbornly refused to resign after HRC wrapped an investigation into his role as former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's in-house legal counsel.

The investigation determined that David tried to discredit former Gov. Cuomo's sexual harassment accusers.

HRC also determined that David assisted Cuomo to cover up his crimes after he was accused of sexually harassing women.

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David, pictured with "Pose" star Dominique Jackson, insisted he did nothing wrong. He claimed the HRC's investigation "found no wrongdoing on his part."

David, who is openly ghey, took to Twitter on Sunday to proclaim his innocence in a lengthy email. He said he had been asked to resign but refused.

He claimed HRC wanted him to resign because he had become too much of a "distraction."

David said the board chairs were "bullying" him and seeking to "distract us from the truth."

Then on Tuesday, Sept. 7, the board chairs for HRC announced David's termination.

Read David's email below.

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5 people were shot outside the Marquette Lounge in west Atlanta on Labor Day.

The Marquette Lounge is a popular ghey bar that hosted a Black ghey Pride party on Monday, Sept. 6.

The gunshots sent Black Pride attendees scattering into the neighborhood around Proctor Street and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Some of the victims were transported to area hospitals in ambulances and in private vehicles.

The Black Pride party was scheduled to end at 6 a.m. and Rapper Lil Kim performed earlier in the night. She was not among the injured..

According to WSB's Kristin Holloway, a fight occurred outside the lounge and a man fired a shot into the air and then into the crowd.

Atlanta police are investigating whether the drive-by was a hate crime.

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Boosie Badazz had a predictable reaction to Lil Nas X's pregnancy photos in PEOPLE magazine.

The "Old Town Road" rapper strapped on a prosthetic belly to symbolize the birth of his "baby" on Sept. 17.

Boosie didn't hold back in his response to the 22-year-old:

"NAS X WTF U JUST DONT STOP. I THINK HES GOING TO TURN AROUND N SUCK ONE OF HIS BACK GROUND DANCERS D-CK ON NATIONAL TV #protectyours #godturninoverinhisgrave."

The 38-year-old Baton Rouge native is virulently anti-LGBT - and LNX is his favorite target.

In July, Boosie called LNX a "fa**ot" and promised to "beat up" the 22-year-old rapper on sight after LNX filmed a nude scene with prison inmates in his "Industry Baby" music video.

Boosie defended his hateful remarks during a sit down with the Breakfast Club.

"I just be feeling like sometimes I gotta speak up because, as far as straight people in the world, you don't have any opinion... If you say anything, 'I'm straight, I like women,' it's vulgar. You can't brag on really smashing or your sexuality anymore."

Boosie also predicted there will be not be any straight Black boys in 10 years.

Twitter users reacted to Boosie's homophobic comments.

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A video that shows rapper Kevin Gates kissing Hot Boys rapper Turk is going viral after the Nola rapper's sit-down interview with DJ Vlad.

In his discussion with Vlad, Turk explained why Ca$h Money Records founder Birdman kisses his artists, such as Lil Wayne.

Turk told DJ Vlad all rappers play "gay games" with their male friends behind closed doors. He added that most men are insecure about their sexuality.

Turk's remarks may be the first time a mainstream rapper confirmed rumors that most rappers are repressed homosexuals.

The interview went viral and was discussed in detail on The Breakfast Club.

Now a video has surfaced of rapper Kevin Gates kissing Turk. In the video, Turk explains that rappers with gay tendencies is particular to New Orleans and that outsiders wouldn't understand.

The news comes as rapper DaBaby lost lucrative bookings for uttering anti-HIV and anti-ghey during Rolling Loud festival in Miami last month.


 

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Lil Nas X refuses to talk about homophobia in rap, because he's getting death threats and he fears for his life.

The openly ghey country trap star has already irked fellow rappers with his flamboyant "Industry Baby" and "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" music videos.

In the "Industry Baby" music video, LNX danced naked in a prison shower with other nude inmates. That scene in particular didn't go over very well with super straight rappers such as DaBaby and Boosie Badazz.

LNX also stirred up controversy at the recent BET Awards by French kissing a male dancer onstage.

LGBT+ groups praised LNX and asked him to do more to decrease LGBT+ stigma by discussing homophobia in hip-hop.

However, the "Old Town Road," star tells Variety.com he's not willing to go that far after receiving threats.

"The honest truth is, I don't want to speak on a lot of the homophobia within rap because I feel like this is a very dangerous playing field... It's more for my own safety rather than anything else."

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LNX reveals that after the "Montero" video was released, in which he gives Satan a lap dance, someone chased his car, yelling abuse at him.

LNX didn't reveal the names of rappers who recently threatened him with bodily harm.

"That's when I actually started getting security," he said.

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Rapper Boosie Badazz (pictured) recently went on a homophobic rant against LNX after fellow rapper DaBaby was canceled.

"If I was DaBaby, I'll tell them f**k y'all," said Boosie in defense of DaBaby on Instagram Live.

"Lil Nas, they want to perform naked for charity... That's the most disrespectful [expletive] in the world.... They got kids who watch that sh*t," he said, before urging LNX to give head on IG.

Boosie called LNX a "fa**ot" and said he would "beat up" the 22-year-old rapper on sight.

After Boosie's rant, Instagram deleted his account for the 4th time this year.

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Batman's famed sidekick Robin came out as bisexual in a new issue of comic series "Batman: Urban Legends."

Robin comes out as bisexual in the sixth issue of the series, which came out on Tuesday, Variety.com reports.

The new issue shows Tim Drake agreeing to go out on a date with a man. Tim is the third character to wear Robin's tights in DC Comics history.

Robin was historically written as a heterosexual man in the comic book series and in the 1960s live-action television series, starring Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin.

In the new DC comic, Tim Drake (Robin) visits the home of Bernard Dowd, an old friend he previously met for dinner.

Tim struggles to tell Bernard he developed feelings for him after that dinner.

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"I'm really glad you got home okay. I've been doing a lot of thinking, about that night, and I — I don't know what it meant to me. Not yet. But I'd like to figure it out," Tim says about their dinner.

Bernard responds, "I was hoping you would. Tim Drake... do you want to go on a date with me?."

Yeah, Yeah, I think I want that," Tim replies.

The LGBT+ community expressed its gratitude to the DC Comic writers.

They hope the new comic book will make it easier for boys to come out to their male friends.

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Da Brat and Atlanta entrepreneur Jesseca "Judy" Dupart star in a new reality TV series titled "Brat Loves Judy."

The series premiere quietly on WE tv on August 5 with an episode titled "On the DL."

"Brat Loves Judy" returns this week with episode 2 titled "Both of These A**es Might Be Too Heavy!"

Eurweb.com has an exclusive clip of Da Brat and Judy visiting Judy's new warehouse.

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Judy gained fame as an Instagram influencer with over 1.8 million followers on her @darealbbjudy account.

Elsewhere in the week's episode, Brat and Judy's relationship begins to crack when Brat's friends Montana and Rhonda face divorce. Brat plans a surprise, and Judy drops a bomb that Deja's moving in. With a secret proposal underway, Judy worries she bit off more than she can chew.

According to a WE tv press release, legendary rapper Da Brat, 47, and her multi-millionaire CEO girlfriend, Judy, 39, pull the curtain back to offer an unprecedented, never-before-seen look at their extravagant world.

The girls plan a wedding on the horizon, but debt, familial burdens, and stresses at home cause friction. As the powerhouse couple navigates a new life together, parents and friends invade their love nest, calling into question the expectations they have for one another in a same-sex relationship.

Watch the sneak peek HERE.